Papercrafting Articles

Holtz Wreath Blueprint Card

Publish Date: 
1/6/2016
Holtz Wreath Blueprint Card

I've done quite a bit of coloring, but my projects have the typical white space around my colored image. This was the perfect image to color completely. I used a variety of copic colors as well as Vintage photo sponging around the edges to age the entire surface. I use Neenah Solar White 80 lb. for most of my white surface card applications these days. I like how much color that the Neenah can...

Lime Celebrate Party Card

Publish Date: 
1/4/2016
Lime Celebrate Party Card

This creation is for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Party theme challenge. I decided I just had to add glossy accents to the DSP design at the end right before assembly. But alas, I then had to wait for it to dry...bleh. In the end it was worth the wait. I love this fun Recollections paper pad! I cut alot of die pieces including all the petals to make the mini roses (Susan's Garden Mini Rose...

Honor Earned - A Favorite Pick for all of 2015

Publish Date: 
1/3/2016
card picked as one of the favorites of 2015 at Split Coast Stampers - Zineth: Tracy Marie Lewis

I just received an email from Split Coast Stampers (SCS) that one of my challenge cards was chosen as a favorite for all of 2015. Now I know it is not a monetary award, but it means so much that a creation I made back in January of last year was on one crafter's mind, enough so that they listed it as one of their all year favorites. I am so honored! I did not even know SCS had annual favorites...

Favorite Christmas Card Layout of 2015 - Looking back...

Publish Date: 
1/1/2016
Favorite Christmas Card Layout of 2015 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I started making my Christmas cards in July. My goal was to make 85 of them. I made this decision because I signed up for my first crafting retreat and wanted a project to work on versus going there without a plan. I was so, so slow. It was embarrassing. I brought way too many options to work with, stamps, dies, uncut paper, no layouts decided, nada. I had just packed all of my holiday theme...

ODBDSLC268 - Calla Lily Sympathy Card

Publish Date: 
12/30/2016
ODBDSLC268 - Calla Lily Sympathy Card

I enjoy anything goes challenges as I don't often do well with parameters. So this AM I thought I am going to do one more ODBD challenge card. It took a few minutes to think of something to make that would challenge me. I am not a big bow person, I love how they look but am not good at making them. So today I brought out my Bow-Easy tool and picked a thick satin ribbon. I am completely out of...

Thanks a Latte Paper Pumpkin Kit

Publish Date: 
12/27/2015
Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Thanks a Latte - Tracy Marie Lewis - www.stuffnthingz.com

I make most of my Christmas gifts for family and friends. By the time Christmas rolls around I am usually all crafted out. Yesterday I tossed around starting a Winter theme album, but decided I needed to get to work on the various kits I have purchased and not finished. The Paper Pumpkin packaging is generic without any reference to which kit is inside. I picked one at random, it is called...

In November I participated in Newton's Nook Challenge #26 and was a Favorite Top Pick

Publish Date: 
December 8, 2015
Favorite Pick for Newton's Nook Challenge #26

I squeezed in time to make a card for Newton's Nook Challenge #26, which was a pastel color challenge. I have a hard time with pastels so was sure to make something to stretch beyond my comfort zone. I did not win the challenge, but was chosen as a favorite.

New Website

Publish Date: 
December 5, 2015
Top Pick Winner for Newton's Nook Challenge # 25 October 2015

Stuff N Thingz is currently morphing into something new. For the technical folks out there, Stuff N Thingz was written in .ASP years ago. That host was using Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6. When upgrade time came, there was no way to easily host that old code unless I paid for a dedicated server and configured it to work. So, as a result I am going to exercise my Drupal muscles and create the...

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